PARIS (AFP) - Tiny Calais caused the shock of the round in the last 64 of the French Cup, beating first division Lorient 2-0.
Calais, from the fourth rung of the complicated French league structure, are no strangers to improbable cup runs having reached the quarter-finals a year ago and gone all the way to the final in 2000.
But few could have expected the part-timers to embark on yet another glorious cup campaign when matched with Lorient.
Yet goals from Mathieu Hoguet on 24 minutes and Djezon Boutoille 15 minutes from the end were enough to see-off their top flight opponents.
"I feel only joy, this is the magic of the cup," said Calais coach Sylvain Jore. "This will bring great joy to the people of Calais."
Lorient were not the only victims of an upset as Rennes lost 3-1 after extra time at home to third division Romorantin.
Gilles Fabien gave Romorantin the lead shortly after the break but John Utaka equalised for the hosts on 72 minutes.
In extra-time, though, it was the visitors who turned on the pressure, scoring twice in the second period to seal their passge into the next round.
On-loan Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse scored a hat-trick for Marseille as they narrowly avoided a shock, coming through 4-1 after extra time against fifth division Cambrai.
Cisse gave the former European Cup winners, and last season´s beaten finalists, the lead on 18 minutes but Julien Bailleul equalised for hosts Cambrai with a quarter of an hour to play.
But the first division team proved to strong in the extra period with Cisse completing his first treble for Marseille before Toifilou Maoulida rounded off the scoring.
France´s 1998 World Cup winning goalkeeper Fabien Barthez, who has gone back on his decision to retire, played his first game for Nantes but had little to do as his new employers beat Guingamp 1-0.
The match was Barthez´s first since playing in France´s 2006 World Cup final loss to Italy in Berlin last July.
A year ago Monaco were the victims of a shock against Colmar but they made no mistake at fourth division Quevilly, coming through 2-0 thanks to goals from Lopez Gerard and Gonzalo Vargas.
There were no fairytales for the two smallest teams left in the competition as Pont de Cheruy of the seventh tier lost 1-0 at home to top flight Sedan.
Pluvinger of the sixth tier also lost at home to first division opposition, going down 3-0 against Le Mans.
First division Troyes were upset 4-2 by second division Libourne St Seurin as Croatian striker Zvonimir Deranja bagged a hat-trick while beleagured Nantes looked to be heading for extra-time against second division Guingamp until Nicolas Savinaud´s last minute winner broke the deadlock.
Auxerre needed a late goal from former France international Bruno Pedretti to earn a 2-2 draw at home to second division Niort to take that into extra-time.
There were two all-first division ties with Sochaux winning 3-1 at St Etienne and Lens coming back from 3-1 down to force extra-time at Nancy.
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